Dr Brian E James is one of Australia’s most accomplished dental practitioners, and a leading authority on periodontics and the latest in periodontal treatment.
graduating from the University of Queensland in 1987, Dr James served three
years in the Royal Australian Air Force as a dental officer, before attaining
his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS), in
general stream in 1991.
1990 – 1992 Dr James worked in the private sector in Murwillumbah NSW and
Chelmsford in the United Kingdom, completing his Masters degree in 1995.
current member of the Australian Dental Association, Australian Society of
Periodontology (past federal president of the society), Australian and New
Zealand Academy of Periodontics, the American Academy of Periodontology and the
Academy of Osseointegration.
has lectured extensively at conferences and seminars on Dental Implant
techniques, with particular focus on tissue management and the latest
developments on periodontal therapy, and effective practice management at
local, state and federal levels. Brian has trained North Queensland dentists in
implant treatment procedures.
Brian was involved in the establishment of the JCU Dental school. From 2009-2013 he was Adjunct Associate Professor of Periodontology, writing the original undergraduate curriculum in Periodontics, and providing pre-clinical teaching in Simulation Laboratory.
2013, Brian became the first specialist Periodontist in Australia to become
certified in regenerative laser therapy with the LANAP Protocol (Laser Assisted
New Attachment Procedure). This
technique uses Periolase NdYAG laser, and can regenerate lost bone and
connective tissue attachment. Patients
find the procedure less invasive and less uncomfortable than traditional
surgical treatment protocols, resulting in less tooth sensitivity and less gum
and his wife Andrea moved to Cairns in September 2005 and have three children,
two boys and a girl. Andrea was in the
first cohort of graduates from the new JCU Dental school.
Dr. Behrooz Eftekhar, or 'Dr. Ben' as he is affectionately known by his colleagues and patients, joined Cairns Periodontics in 2015 and fast became a very valued and respected member of our team. Our patients have embraced him as a very caring, extremely professional and thorough practitioner. He is employed as a General Dentist with our Practice but restricts his surgery solely to Root Canal Therapy.
He is a member of the Australian Dental Association and the Australian Society of Endodontology.
Behrooz has his General Dentistry Licence in Australia and had his Iranian Endodontics Speciality License in Iran. It is his endeavour to obtain his Australian Speciality Licence.
Dr. Behrooz Eftekhar graduated from Shiraz Dental School (Shiraz Iran) in 1994 as the highest graduating student of that year.
He commenced his post graduate Endodontics studies at Shiraz Dental School in 1994 and completed his Master's Degree in 1997 ranking 3rd overall on the National Board Exam.
As an Iranian Board Certified Endodontist he was offered the position of Lecturer and Assistant Professor of Endodontics at Jondishaper University in Ahwaz, Iran, while also establishing his Private Practice where he practised for over 15 years until his move to Australia in 2014.
Whilst in Iran, Behrooz performed over a recorded 6000 Root Canal Therapies and has been published over a dozen times in Persian and International Journals. He was a member of the Iranian Medical Council, Iranian Association of Endodontics. He was also a Senior Lecturer for CPD courses held by the Ahwaz Dental School and numerous National Endodontics Conferences conducted by the Iranian Association of Endodontics.
Behrooz and his beautiful young family moved to Australia in 2014 where he successfully passed his Australian Dental Council (ADC) Exams and fulfilled all of the ADC criteria required by the Dental Board of Australia to practice in Australia as a General Dentist.
Cairns Periodontics is so grateful to have such a wonderful professional join their very busy team; Dr. Ben has certainly endeared himself to all our staff and patients alike. We are certainly very glad he decided to join our little team.